Wednesday, July 24, 2013

What to Write in a Coworkers Get Well Card

It can be difficult coming up with the right words to say when someone you know or work with is sick or injured. Here are a few example messages of what you might write in a card for him or her:
  1. Wishing you a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing your smiling face back at work/in the office once you've recovered!
  2. I'm so sorry to hear you've been ill, you will be in my thoughts/prayers.
  3. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help out while you recover from your illness/surgery.
  4. I'm sending positive thoughts/vibes your way for a quick recovery.
  5. I'm wishing you the very best during your recovery and that this time helps you to recuperate and re-energize.
  6. The office isn't nearly as fun or productive without you, please feel better soon and coem back to us!
  7. Hoping for your restful and complete recovery, let's catch up over coffee/lunch when you are back and feeling up to it.
  8. I hope you being well cared for and comfortable and hoping you feel 100% better soon!
  • Know a little bit about the persons illness before you write in the card. This way you don't accidentally write something that makes you look like a jackass. If you are unsure, look at what some other folks have already written in the card for clues.  For example, if a coworker is diagnosed with a degenerative/terminal disease, saying "get well soon" will sound pretty insensitive.
  • Keep the personality of the sick person in mind when writing your message. If the person is religious, let the other party know they are in your prayers. If the person is spiritual, tell them you are sending good vibes their way. If neither, a simple "you are in my thoughts" is appropriate.
  • If you do offer to provide any sort of help to the sick/injured person, make it a concrete offer, such as a willingness to pick up their kids after school or to bring over a home-cooked meal.  If the offer is ambiguous, he or she will probably be too shy to make a request.
Need a few more ideas to get your feelings across? Check out Quotes for a Get Well Card.

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